2016 SAMMY People’s Choice Award winners, The Horn Dogs, kicked off the “SAMMY Spotlight” series on “Bridge Street” this morning.

Local bands from the region have submitted their recordings to the upcoming SAMMY Awards, which features 13 categories. Their recordings are being judged by a group of music professionals.


The nominees and Hall-Of-Fame class will be announced on February 7th live, on “Bridge Street”. The SAMMY Awards event is Friday March 3rd at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood, with the Hall-of-Fame Ceremony will be March 2nd at the Dinosaur.

Currently, round three of the People’s Choice voting is happening in the following three categories: Favorite Artist/Band, Favorite Venue and Festival or Music Series. Voting will continue for this round through Sunday, January 29th. You can vote by visiting syracuseareamusic.com/peopleschoice.

Next Thursday, Barroom Philosophers will be performing. John Spillett will perform the following week, on February 9th.